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Vietnamese Dissident Tells of Attack by 'Government Thugs'

The younger brother of jailed human rights activist Le Quoc Quan was severely beaten by several unknown assailants. Le Quoc Quyet told VOA's Vietnamese service he was entering the gate of his apartment complex in Ho Chi Minh City early Thursday when four men he described as "government-hired thugs" jumped out and beat him. He alleges the men had been following him for years since his brother Le Quoc Quan had run afoul of the government for promoting democracy and...

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